Malcom Potter - The Maxine VanVoorst-Potter Scholarship in Theater Arts
Maxine Van Voorst-Potter, or “Mick,” is a former faculty member at Pasadena City College, teaching theater arts.
Fun for Mick was acting, a part in a play, large or small. Acting was for her an avocation, a diversion from the more serious side of life.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a Masters degree in Economics. Her working world was a 39-year career with the Federal Government. She retired as a Supervising Staff Attorney for the Social Security Administration, Pasadena. In her career as Supervising Staff Attorney, she wrote two legal decisions pleaded before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and both were upheld. She was awarded Citations from the Commissioner of Social Security for her work.
Upon retirement, she pursued her love of acting and became involved with the Theater Arts Department of Pasadena College and was awarded “FACULITY HONORS for Superior Achievement in Performance”, on May 9, 2003.
This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student pursuing an associate’s degree in theater arts, with a minimum GPA of 2.50 and 8 units completed. The scholarship will be paid in two installments – fall and spring.